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news alert, growing outrage in egypt. mohammed morsi withdrawing part of the decree that expanded his powers but going ahead with a referendum on a new constitution. following two weeks of unrest with demonstrators storming the presidential palace and calling for the fall of his regime. welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. >> good morning. >> the political crisis as jamie said is worsening in egypt. president morsi's supporters say a referendum is needed to complete a democratic transition. opponents say mr. morrissey is becoming yet another dictator. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> they have a new constitution, a referendum next saturday. why is it so dangerous? >> well, the question whether morrissey can force this vote saturday is critical because the draft constitution that the constitution assembly has written is schreier friendly. it puts the doctrine into the constitution, christians and others in the country are very worried about it. they're very worried once the constitution is put into place, they may never get a real chance to change it. so t
. there have been protests on both sides, but their concern is the supports of the islamic president mohammed morsi. the other protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the new president. is the white house doing if you have to respond to the situation? is it even a situation we have to be involved in? stein yates is former deputy assistant for vice president of national security affairs. steven welcome. >> thank you. >> jamie: president morsi presented a new constitution. what does it provide and what concern if any should the u.s. have? >> well, among the key concer concerns is the notion that he is not subject to judicial review. in any normal democratic system where there are checks and balances you would have legislative check and judicial check among others on act of an overact as executive. what we see with mohammed morsi, leader of the muslim brotherhood is after winning a narrow election he is using every tool at his disposal to make generational impact by way of what he says. >> jamie: when i watch the pictures and i see both sides protesting, i wonder to myself so
vote. this is a constitution that's divided this new democracy, favored by mohammed morsi and the muslims defenders say it's needed to gain the protection. next saturday's voting will happen in the rural areas of the country, favorable to the conservative islamist party. so at this point it seems this constitution's going to happen. there are a chances for the opposition to modify it after the fact but that's difficult. the new constitution also means there will be a new parliament voted in but islamists on that side are well organized. the fear is that the opponents, the critics, will again have to take it to the streets. >> all right, so potentially the violence and demonstrations may not end. >>> as you heard greg report, the islamist predicted to score a victory in the weekend vote. what does it mean for egypt's future, the role of morsi and the potential of a islamist state in egypt. john bolton jones us about every sunday at this time. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> the new constitution says islam is the official religion of the state. what other impac
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